Post # 1
I don’t wear a lot of makeup, but I really like Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer, since I think I look much better with some color in my lips. But it wears away so quickly, and I feel like at my age (late 20s), it’s finally time I start wearing lipstick! I’m looking for some cheaper (drugstore) options to try to see what I like. Preferably something that will last awhile, but I hate the feel of some of those longwear lipsticks, plus my lips are already pretty dry. What do you guys like/think would be a good choice for a lipstick newbie?
Post # 2
Try the Clinique Chubby stick! It’s a good median between lipstick and a tinted Chapstick, my MU artist for the wedding used it and I loved it!
Post # 3
Try Sephora brand lip stain. I have tried many brands and those last the longest even afetr eating or drinking. I was a die hard fan of nude colors and now I am finally branching out to brigther or darker colors. They costs $13 each.
Another great brand for lip stains is NYX at Target. I think they cost $7-8
Post # 4
Milani is a great drugstore lipstick, they have a huge range of lipstick and glosses.
Post # 5
Thanks for the suggestions! I will check them out! I feel like it might be time to wear more adult lipstick, haha.
Post # 6
If you’re looking for recommendations check out the xovain website. They do a lot of product testing and have articles on the best drugstore brands and how to pick colors. The articles are full of info and pictures and it’s a great resource. They’re the ones who first got me into lipstick, and now I wear it all the time 🙂
Post # 7
Revlon ColorBurst Balm Stain in Honey, it’s my go to when I want a little bit of color.
Post # 8
- Wedding: July 2015 - City Hall!
Lbward6: I second the Honey suggestion. It’s so so basic.
And by basic I mean neutral and amazing, not crap. Haha
Post # 9
Hah! I’ve had the same dilemma! I wanted a lip tint so it adds that tiny bit of colour to my face so I don’t look so dull and tired, but at the same time, I want to make sure it looks really natural and not a full on lipstick! So I was basically looking for a decent tinted lip balm but better.
Depends on how much you want to spend as well.
I have the Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balm in Bountiful Blush, which apparently is pretty popular. It’s a nice, light, pinkish/brownish hue.
If you want to go fancy, you can get a sheer lipstick. They kind of work like tinted lipbalms but I feel like the stain lasts longer. On a day when I felt fancy, I bought the YSL Volupte Sheer Candy in shade 10 (tangy manderine) which is kinda corally pink and the more you apply, the deeper the colour gets.
Or Revlon Color Burst Balm Stain or Lacquer Balm. I don’t have one, but that would’ve probably been my other choice.
Definitely try out the lipstick/balm/whatever as they can look really bright or intense, but the colour payoff might actually be different on your skin/skintone.
Post # 10
Another vote for a lip stain. It colors your lips but is not a coating that sits on top of the lips, so it lasts.
Post # 11
Lip stain sounds like what I’m looking for! And I definitely plan to check out that website! Thanks, everyone!
Post # 12
I segwayed into lipstick with the Revlon lipstain sticks. They come in tons of colors and are really cheap to try out..
Post # 13
It’s not technically a lipstick but the Pixi shea butter lip balm in colors gives enough of a sheer color to look like you put color on as well as the other Pixi lip colors.
Post # 14
Another agreement with the Revlon lipstain lipsticks. Make sure you get the regular one to start, and not the laquer or matte. For a more conventional lipstick, I also absolutely love the Revlon Colorburst Lipbutter. They are so soft and creamy and have lovely colors without being too in your face.
Post # 15
My go-to is using Benetint + chapstick over it.
Also, I know this isn’t a lipstick, but I LOVE Dior Lip Glow: http://www.sephora.com/dior-addict-lip-glow-P236816
It’s awesome. It goes on clear-ish, and then quickly starts turning into the most natural, beautiful your-lips-but-better pink. I got through mine a few months ago and have tons of other lip products to use up before I can justify getting another, but I miss it so much. It was incredible.